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2022 Innovation & Excellence Awards

The annual QMCA Innovation and Excellence Awards are back to celebrate the outstanding work that our members, partners and suppliers undertake in Queensland.

Our Awards long lunch will welcome over 500 leaders from the contracting, engineering, consulting, government and industry environments.

This year we’ll continue to showcase the brightest and best that our industry has to offer.

Submissions have now closed for the 2022 Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA) Innovation and Excellence Awards, which celebrate the outstanding work of our industry.


There are eight categories in this year’s awards designed to reflect the people and projects from across our industry. To learn more about each award and to submit an expression of interest, please click on the links below:

Contractors, design consultants, subcontractors and suppliers are invited to submit their entries in their chosen category.


Please CLICK HERE to download the criteria for each award.


  • Expressions of Interest Open – 5 October 2022
  • Expressions of Interest Close – 1 November 2022 – NEW DATE
  • Award Submissions Open – 1 November 2022
  • Award Submissions Closes – 20 December 2022 – NEW DATE
  • Award Judging – From 20 December 2022 to 8 January 2023
  • Panel Presentations – From 9 January 2023
  • QMCA Awards Long Lunch – 24 March 2023


This year the award submissions comprise three elements:

  • Part 1 – Online Expression of Interest – Deadline 1 November 2022
    Your EOI should be no more than 250 words (2,000 characters) using the Expression of Interest Form. Your Expression of Interest is intended to provide a very simple overview of the project to ensure relevance and eligibility against the award criteria.
  • Part 2 – Online Submission – From 1 November to 20 December 2022
    Comprising no more than 500 words using the Submission Form on the relevant award page, your award submission should represent achievements that showcase innovation and excellence in the Queensland civil infrastructure sector and files can be submitted as part of the entry submission.
  • Part 3 – 30 minute panel interview and Q&A – From 9 January 2023
    A 30-minute panel interview will be held with the judges for your nominated category from 9 January 2023. It will comprise a 15-minute presentation to the judging panel followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be recognised!

Winners will be announced at the QMCA Innovation and Excellence Awards Luncheon on Friday 24 March 2023. The awards luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our industry and network with Queensland’s leading civil infrastructure operators.

Entry Fees

Expression of Interest

There is no charge to submit an expression of interest.

Award Submission

A non-refundable entry fee of $2,000 +GST Applies to all entries. QMCA will invoice entrants upon submission of an entry.

Online Award Submission – Deadline 20 December 2022

The submission process for the QMCA awards is deliberately simple to take the pressure off our members at a busy time of the year.

We have designed the entry process to be as simple as possible, taking the pressure of complex and highly detailed award entries, as we understand that at this time of year, you are facing numerous tenders and EOI deadlines for major projects across Queensland and Australia. Therefore, we have limited the entry to a maximum of 500 words (3,000 characters), enabling you to provide an overview of the project in relation to the criteria. If your entry requires more than the allowed characters in the form submission, please complete the form and send through additional detail as a document. Additional supporting information, such as imagery, video content, drawings etc. can be submitted via the form (maximum 8MB upload) or via a file-sharing service (Drop Box, OneDrive, WeSendIt etc.) with the download link emailed to media@qmca.com.au

In January, we will be inviting all finalists to a panel presentation. In this session, the in-depth submission details will be discussed with our judges, and each of the criteria will be addressed. The presentations will take place from 9 January onward.

2022 QMCA Award Submission Form - Deadline 20 December 2022

2022 Entry Form

    Only QMCA members are eligible for the following awards: Cbus Super Fund Project of the Year above $100 million Award (QMCA Members Only) Project Manager or Construction Professional Award (QMCA Members Only) Ian Harrington Award (QMCA Members Only) Young/Emerging Professional of the Year (QMCA Members Only)
  • Please choose from the drop down.
  • Please provide an overview of your entry, limited to 500 words - a maximum of 3,000 characters. Please provide additional items such as imagery and video content via a file sharing service by sending a link to media@qmca.com.au
  • Max. file size: 8 MB.
    Additional supporting information, such as imagery, video content, drawings etc. can be submitted via the form (maximum 8MB upload)  or via a file-sharing service (Drop Box, OneDrive, WeSendIt etc.) with the download link emailed to media@qmca.com.au

Awards Supporters

QMCA would like to acknowledge and thank our supporters, without whom the 2022 Innovation and Excellence Awards would not be possible.

Become A Supporter

QMCA’s Innovation and Excellence Awards are our industry’s major celebration as we recognise the people, projects and innovations that define our success.

Taking place on 24 March 2023 and spanning eight categories, over 500 senior leaders, decision-makers and industry professionals will pack Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to be part of this outstanding event.

Being a supporter is a great way to connect your brand with our membership and the wider construction and infrastructure sector. Click here to download a sponsorship prospectus and find an opportunity that is right for your brand.

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Cbus Super Fund

Cbus Project of the Year $100m+ Award Sponsor

Cbus is the leading Industry Super Fund for the building, construction and allied industries.

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, Cbus is passionate about providing strong retirement outcomes for members and helping employers manage their business superannuation needs.

Established in 1984, Cbus is run only to maximise returns to members, and not profit to shareholders.

With $65 billion in funds under management (as at June 2021), Cbus invests back into your industry, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth through our subsidiary company Cbus Property Pty Ltd*.

Cbus is proud to sponsor the QMCA Innovation & Excellence Awards and specifically congratulates the winner of the Project of the Year above $100 million Award.

*Cbus Property Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cbus and has responsibility for the strategic performance and management of Cbus’ direct property investments.

Cbus’ Trustee: United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 Cbus ABN 75 493 363 262. This information is about Cbus and does not take into account your specific needs or considerations. For more information about Cbus visit www.cbussuper.com.au or call us on 1300 361 784. For more information about Cbus Property visit www.cbusproperty .com.au

DD Group

DD Group Sustainability & Community Award Sponsor

DD Group is proud to support the Sustainability and Community Award. At DD Group (DDG), people matter to us. Our teams, spanning across Australia, work tirelessly with our business partners to help foster and grow a culture of safety in support of the goal of Zero Harm.

We believe that at the core of all companies, there are people and their families. At DDG we are passionate about keeping them safe and well.

DDG’s Core Values of “Expertise and Accountability” and “Meaningful Partnerships” aligns with the goal of Zero Harm. This drives us to engage meaningfully with customers on continuous improvement initiatives that improve workplace health and safety standards.

4020 Consult

4020 Consult Young Professional of the Year Award Sponsor

4020 is delighted to support the Young Professional of the Year Award. 4020 was established to provide our client’s within the Construction, Engineering & Renewables sectors with a highly effective approach to managing their People strategy and Recruitment operations. With a clear focus to overcome the challenges that often beset SMEs, 4020 Consult engages in genuine partnerships with a select group of clients to enhance their people engagement strategies while also optimising their staff performance through training and coaching. The very core of our business though has always been recruitment, where we specialise is attracting the highest quality of candidates through our extensive networks and search techniques.

Our members.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia
Bielby Holdings
BMD Constructions
Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd
CPB Contractors
Decmil Group Limited
Fulton Hogan
Georgiou Group
John Holland
Martinus Rail Pty Ltd
McConnell Dowell
Seymour Whyte Constructions